Karthus vs Azir Counter Build

How to Win Karthus vs Azir Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Azir as Karthus in LoL

How to Beat Azir as Karthus

406 Karthus vs Azir Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Azir

The best items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Azir build include Zhonya's Hourglass, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Azir than with most other commonly used item sets.


8.2 | Karthus Azir | 5.9


7.1 | Karthus Azir | 6.4


9.4 | Karthus Azir | 6.7

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Azir

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
To have the best chance of crushing Azir as Karthus, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Karthus vs Azir counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the top Azir runes to fend off Karthus to help you interpret how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champion.

Runes Azir Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Karthus vs Azir Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here highlight some important Karthus against Azir counter statistics that can help you realize the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is more than Azir’s KDA ratio of 2.0, indicating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Azir.

Karthus typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, Karthus receives more damage than Azir. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Azir matchups, Karthus often takes many fewer minion kills than Azir. Champs that don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling fully off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with tons of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to top the averages displayed here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.2 | Karthus Azir | 2.5

Damage Dealt

28,353 | Karthus Azir | 19,630

Damage Taken

23,943 | Karthus Azir | 19,323

Gold Earned

12,263 | Karthus Azir | 11,221

Minions Killed

75 | Karthus Azir | 162


5.6 | Karthus Azir | 5.6

Dragons Killed

2 | Karthus Azir | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.5 | Karthus Azir | 0.5


1 | Karthus Azir | 1

Karthus vs Azir Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League games each week. Within our dataset, Karthus faced off against Azir 406 times. Including so many matchups for Karthus vs Azir provides us confidence in our ability to produce enlightening stats and a supported build to defeat your opposition.

This champion pairing is fairly rare. Karthus fights Azir in only 1.3% of his rounds. Karthus does a good job of beating Azir. Typically, Karthus wins a whopping 52.0% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Karthus against Azir rounds, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood against Azir.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 406 Karthus vs Azir matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Azir as Karthus comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.